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09-10-2013, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
The statement I quoted wasn't limited to the Stepan situation--it was extended to lockouts and other player/owner disputes. The sentiment I was trying to express is that sports ownership in general is just as rapacious and self-interested as any player. Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned Dolan specifically, who doesn't seem to give two ***** about anything.

And my overall point was that it's pointless to take sides in these negotiations, as neither party is affected by our support. In the interest of having a successful hockey team, I obviously want Stepan there ASAP; however, I can't "fault" him for handling this like a business procedure (as that's exactly what it is for both parties).
Players contracts are market driven within the context of the rules their union agreed to, end of story.

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